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Tesla Motors Inc. wants to strike a compromise with lawmakers so it can begin selling its electric vehicles in Michigan using the same direct-to-consumer model it’s deployed in 25 other states.

Published in Manufacturing

A bipartisan team of political and legal players will work around an unwilling state Legislature to expand civil rights protections for Michigan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Fair Michigan campaign has launched a statewide ballot initiative that would ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment banning discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender and gender identity.

Published in Economic Development

After a marathon session and more than four years of back-and-forth, the Michigan Legislature last night passed a bill that will generate $1.2 billion in revenue from new and existing sources to fix and maintain the state’s roads.

Published in In the News

Craft beer tourism contributes more than $12.2 million to the Kent County economy. That’s according to a new study from a trio of economics professors at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business that was commissioned by Experience Grand Rapids, the convention and visitors bureau for Kent County.

Published in Beer and wine

Stakeholders in Michigan’s construction industry remain starkly divided in the debate over repealing the state’s prevailing wage law.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

New federal legislation signed into law this week could significantly reduce the cost of maintaining U.S. government agencies’ vehicle fleets by requiring those groups to encourage the procurement of remanufactured parts for repairs instead of new components.

Published in In the News

As attendees of this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference focused on transportation themes, it’s clear that improving public mass transit is just as important as working to repair roads, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the event.

Published in Economic Development

The amount of venture capital under management in Michigan grew more than 20 percent in 2014, continuing the industry’s strong momentum while creating further need for additional growth to support future investments.

Published in Finance

Michigan State University projects another steady year for growth in the state’s $18.7 billion tourism industry.

Published in In the News

With Governor Rick Snyder pushing hard for clean energy, MiBiz sat down with energy analyst Sam Gomberg to talk about what it means for Michigan’s energy businesses and the business sector as a whole.

Published in Energy
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